‘Serenity & Upheaval’ – Exhibition by Catherine Cavallo

Date(s) - 03 Dec 2020 - 23 Dec 2020



Catherine Cavallo’s Exhibition

Dates: 3 to 23 December 2020
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays (including 8 & 13 December)

Venue: Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta


Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays 09.00hrs – 19.00hrs
Saturdays 09.00hrs – 13.30hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays (including 8 & 13 December)

Entrance is free
Subject to Covid-19 measures



Serenity and upheaval is an exhibition of oil paintings by Catherine Cavallo, which, according to the artist, represent the pockets of serenity that are to be found amidst all of life’s upheavals. Her latest exhibition in oil paintings will be held at our Art Galleries, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, all throughout December. Further details can be found on www.catherinecavallo.com and on her Facebook page. For a private viewing please contact the artist through her FB page.

Catherine Cavallo Bio

Catherine Cavallo is a well -known contemporary painter who lives and works in Malta. An accomplished and fully trained artist, Catherine earned a 1st class honours diploma from the City & Guilds School of Art in London, finding inspiration both in the UK where she honed her figurative work and then in Italy, where her love for landscape painting was born, before returning to her home here in Malta. She is also the recipient of various awards and accolades.

Based in St. Pauls’ Bay, her work is rooted in observations of the everyday and inspired by the pockets of serenity she looks for amidst the upheavals that life presents. Her love of the outdoors is evident in her land and seascapes, powerful subjects, and evocative figurative compositions.

The figurative works are results of observing life around her, both superficially and in great depth. She moves seamlessly between depicting ‘Pastizzi at Crystal Palace’, to expressing the plight of the refugees, especially the children. Her ideas are mostly influenced by life in Malta, but also inspired by current world situations. These figurative works are time-consuming and demanding, so she intersperses them with scapes, working in mixed medium, which provide a welcome change to the more intense discipline she exercises in her figurative paintings. Her preferred method is working with oils, applied with the palette knife.

Her work has been exhibited extensively over the past 35 years, both locally and overseas and her paintings grace many private and public collections.


As regards Safety Measures at our Art Galleries, the following will apply:

  1.        Visitors will be obliged to wear a mask inside the premises
  2.        MSA personnel will check visitors’ temperatures before being allowed to proceed into the Palazzo
  3.        The personnel will be advising visitors to use hand sanitizers upon arrival
  4.        Personnel at the front desk will take visitors’ contact details
  5.        No gatherings will be allowed inside the building
  6.        Visitors will be obliged to respect the social distancing instructions.

We thank everyone for their cooperation!